Need a way to keep the kids (both young and old!) busy for an afternoon?
Visit our beach, parks, or take a dolphin cruise. Play putt-putt golf, visit Wonderworks or see the amazing animals at the Gulf World and Zoo World. Or maybe just catch a movie. There are lots of choices nearby.
The Beach, at Moonspinner
You will LOVE our beach. Our beautiful white sands of the Gulf will be your playground as you experience vacationing the way it was meant to be. Beach Chair rental is available (fee), as well as the vendor offers several water sports rentals. Bringing your own paddleboard? Moonspinner has several racks convenient to the beach.
And Moonspinner offers 1.5 miles of undisturbed beach, courtesy of the neighboring St. Andrews State Park (The only place in PCB with this rare feature.) This video was filmed at the park. Enjoy!
Enjoy five distinct ecological landscapes in one stunning location (located just east of Moonspinner, via beach or road.)With the Gulf on one side and St. Andrews Bay on the other, those that crave swimming, snorkeling or surfing will be more than satisfied.
Sugar white sands, emerald green waters and a vast array of ever-changing winged creatures since the park is a popular migratory stopover for numerous bird and butterfly species. You may see deer, alligators, raccoons, and more wildlife. All just steps from the Moonspinner!
Besides boasting a mile-and-a-half of pristine beaches for fishing and swimming, St. Andrews also offers the chance for visitors to stroll through pines, dunes and coastal plant communities.
The Sea Screamer Cruise is an exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach. The spacious and comfortable twin turbo powered 73-foot boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride, unlike any other. While taking in the beautiful scenery, tour throughout the Shell Island waters and near the State Park area jetties then go for a refreshing 10-mile ride alongside the worlds most beautiful beaches and resorts.
Cold refreshments, beer, wine and snacks are available to purchase.
Clean and spacious restrooms are below deck.
Open March to November. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise is one of Panama City Beach premier vacation attractions. Our 2-hour cruises offer something for everyone in your family. We provide an exceptional sightseeing experience of the waters, shoreline, and wildlife near the entrance to St. Andrews Bay. The captain will point out numerous species of birds and fish during the cruise and if you are lucky he will shout There she blows! as you spot some of our playful bottled nosed dolphins.
Paradise Adventures Catamaran is Panama City Beach premier boating adventure and departs from Pirates Cove Marina off of Thomas Drive. Our flagship catamaran, called the Privateer, is a 52 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 78 passengers for your comfort. The Privateer Catamaran offers a large and spacious deck with plenty of seating, sunning nets, wind and rain coverage, shaded cockpit, attached slide off of the back of the boat, fully stocked bar, and two clean on-board restrooms.
The newest vessel to our fleet is called Footloose. It is a 40 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified catamaran that can carry a maximum of 38 passengers, and departs from The Bay Point Sheraton. The Footloose offers a sunning net in the front of the boat, on-board restroom, lots of seating around the boat with covered seating available as well. If you are looking for a smaller, less crowded option, the Footloose is a great option for snorkel trips and sunset sails.
We offer the safest and exciting water excursions along the Gulf Coast. Paradise Adventures Catamaran is known as the most professional and best Catamaran experience on Panama City Beach!
A favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, Shell Island is an approximately 7-mile long undeveloped barrier island running east to west between the Gulf of Mexico and the St. Andrew Bay. Here you`ll find Florida at its most natural, where graceful sand dunes, coastal scrub forest, pine hammocks, and an inland lake provide the perfect home for deer, nesting shorebirds, and all manner of coastal creatures, including ghost crabs and endangered species such as Choctawhatchee Beach Mice, piping plovers, snowy plovers, and loggerhead and green sea turtles.
Shell Island is accessible via boat only, east of Moonspinner
ZooWorld offers guests the opportunity to view many animals up close in a lush tropical setting. Educational opportunities for the whole family are provided by with informational signs and animal shows. See over 200 animals including exotic and endangered species. Visit ZooWorld, where "fun is never endangered."
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.